Developing TAPPI Standards

Standards are of the utmost importance in the pulp, paper and converting industries as they have a serious impact on business and trade. As a member, you are eligible to get involved in the process of developing new Standards for the industry.

How to Propose new Standards

Are you interested in proposing a new Standard? We encourage members to consult our complete list of subject categories for Standards below, or view the PDF list.

If you have a general idea for a Standard, you can complete the New Idea Submission Form. We will review your idea and identify the right committee or group to work on your suggestion.

If you already further along, you can send an initial draft to standards@tappi.org. A Standards manager will then work with you to develop a Standard-Specific Interest Group (SSIG) for the new Standard. This will set in motion the development and review process, which is described in the Standards Guidelines.

TAPPI Standards Guidelines

If you are at the writing stage, or if you are the chairperson of a Standards working group, you can download a copy of our Regulations and Style Guidelines.

In this manual, you will find:

  • How to write a Standard Test Method using proper terminology and format
  • How to write TAPPI Standard Specifications, Glossaries and Guidelines using proper terminology and format
  • What requirements exist for precision statements in Official and Provisional Test Methods
  • A checklist to make sure all required sections have been included in a Standard draft
  • How working group chairperson, working groups and Standard-Specific Interest Groups (SSIGs) fit into the process of preparing a Standard
  • How the balloting process works
  • How to resolve comments and negative votes

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Forcespinning TM: An important advancement in Nanofibers Production, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Forcespinning TM: An important advancement in Nanofibers Production, 2011 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Alternatives to Gamma Radiation for Wet End Analysis, NETInc., 10PAP125

Alternatives to Gamma Radiation for Wet End Analysis Panel Discussion, PaperCon 2010 Conference

Fundamental Principles and Concepts of Biodegradability â?¢ Sorting through the facts, hypes, and claims of biodegradable products in the marketplace, PaperCon '09 Conference

Fundamental Principles and Concepts of Biodegradability • Sorting through the facts, hypes, and claims of biodegradable products in the marketplace, PaperCon '09 Conference

Investigating the Molecular Origins of Responsiveness in Functional Silicone Elastomer Networks, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Investigating the Molecular Origins of Responsiveness in Functional Silicone Elastomer Networks, 2010 Innovative Nonwovens Conference

Can Tungsten Carbide Cut It ?

Can Tungsten Carbide Cut It?, PaperCon 2014

Journal articles
The hyperbolic theory of light scattering, tensile strength, and density in paper, TAPPI JOURNAL November 2011

The hyperbolic theory of light scattering, tensile strength, and density in paper, TAPPI JOURNAL November 2011

TAPPI News
Nonwovens Professionals Register for NETInc 2017

Be part of the most important gathering of Nonwovens Professionals in the industry. Register for NETInc 2017 and take advantage of this opportunity to network with industry leaders and further your career.

TAPPI News
PaperCon Interviews Resident Mill Manager, Scott LeBeau

Read what Graphic Packaging International’s Scott LeBeau had to say about  how PaperCon has helped him manage his mill’s challenges.

TAPPI News
Invitation to Present at NETInc 2017

TAPPI is pleased to announce the call for papers for the 2017 NETInc Conference as part of the annual Papercon Conference.

TAPPI News
NETInc Announces Keynote Speakers

Andrew Willis of H&V and David Allan of RISI will be the NETInc Keynote Speakers on Monday, April 24, 2017.  Plan on attending the only nonwovens technical conference developed by engineers and technologists to help you understand the science and how it impacts the market.

TAPPI News
Hannah Ubl to Deliver Keynote at PaperCon 2018

While many successful businesses understand that growth in today’s marketplace requires a global presence and, in turn, an understanding of other cultures, they still haven’t quite grasped an understanding of the multiple generations within their own organization. Attend Hannah Ubl’s keynote presentation at PaperCon 2018 and learn valuable tips and actionable solutions for your multi-generational workplace. 

TAPPI News
Co-Located Events Draw Global Audience

PaperCon and NETInc are co-located April 23-26. Join professionals from around the world for technical presentations, roundtable discussions, expert-led panels, tutorials and special events.

NETInc 2017 Announces Keynote Speaker

The NET Division of TAPPI is pleased to announce that their 2017 NETInc Conference Keynote Speaker will be Jerry Hall of the 3M Nonwovens Laboratory.


Webinars
Introduction to Emulsion Polymers

This webinar is presented by Ioan Marcu, Lubrizol and brought to you by the NET Division 

 

The Chemistry of Crosslinking Resins for Paper & Nonwoven Applications, PaperCon 2013

The Chemistry of Crosslinking Resins for Paper & Nonwoven Applications, PaperCon 2013

Sound Absorbing Structures from Wet Laid Nonwovens, PaperCon 2013

Sound Absorbing Structures from Wet Laid Nonwovens, PaperCon 2013

Increasing Thermal Process Productivity for Manufacturing of Building Materials: Fundamentals and Methods, PaperCon 2013

Increasing Thermal Process Productivity for Manufacturing of Building Materials: Fundamentals and Methods, PaperCon 2013

Nanofiber Meltspinning Technologies, PaperCon 2014

Nanofiber Meltspinning Technologies, PaperCon 2014

Polymer-Laid Nonwovens, PaperCon 2014

Polymer-Laid Nonwovens, PaperCon 2014

Process Structure Property Relationship of Melt Spun PLA Filaments in the Spunbond Process, PaperCon 2014

Process Structure Property Relationship of Melt Spun PLA Filaments in the Spunbond Process, PaperCon 2014